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MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Review - AMD 990FX Chipset
|Date:||Mon, May 30, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Network Throughput Testing
The Gigabit PCIe Ethernet controllers vary on each board, so it will be interesting to see what the performance is on all the boards. Each of the boards uses a different Gigabit Controller. Let's take a look at what controller is on each of the boards.
- MSI 990FXA-GD80 - Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Controller
- ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 - Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Controller
To test the Gigabit PCIe Ethernet controllers we used the NTttcp tool to test Ethernet Throughput and the CPU utilization of the various Ethernet controllers used on the AMD Motherboards. To do this properly we set up one machine as the server: in this test an Intel Core i7 970 system with an MSI Big Bang XPower motherboard acted as our Gigabit LAN server.
On the server side, we used the following Command Line for Gigabit PCIe Ethernet Testing:
Ntttcpr -m 4,0,<Client IP> -a 4 -l 256000 -n 30000
On the client side (the motherboard being tested), we used the following Command Line:
Ntttcps -m 4,0,<Server IP> -a 4 -l 256000 -n 30000
At the conclusion of each test we recorded the throughput and CPU utilization figures from the client screen as that is the system being tested.
Benchmark Results: Total throughput of the MSI 990FXA-GD80 and the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 were only 1MB/s apart. This is expected since they both use the Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Controller. The CPU usage of the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 was higher than the MSI 990FXA-GD80 by 3.5% though.
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Page 1 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Review - AMD 990FX Chipset
Page 2 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Retail Packaging and Bundle
Page 3 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Layout
Page 4 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard System Click BIOS
Page 5 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - SiSoft Sandra 2011 sp2 Memory Bandwidth
Page 7 - NVIDIA SLI Performance Scaling
Page 8 - AMD CrossFireX Scaling Performance
Page 9 - Futuremark 3DMark 11 Synthetic Benchmark
Page 10 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer
Page 11 - Network Throughput Testing
Page 12 - SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 13 - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 14 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 System Power Consumption
Page 15 - Overclocking the MSI 990FXA-GD80
Page 16 - MSI 990FXA-DG80 Final Thoughts and Conclusion